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Physician Reports of Medication Use With Explicit Intention of Hastening the End of Life in the Absence of Explicit Patient Request in General Practice in Belgium
Although the incidence of the use of life-ending drugs without explicit patient request has been estimated in several studies, in-depth empirical research on this controversial practice is nonexistent. Based on face-to-face ...
Trends in Medical End-of-Life Decision Making in Flanders, Belgium 1998-2001-2007
In 2002, Belgium saw the enactment of 3 laws concerning euthanasia, palliative care, and patient rights that are likely to affect end-of-life decision making. This report examines trends in the occurrence and decision-making ...
EHRA Expert Consensus Statement on the Management of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices in Patients Nearing End of Life or Requesting Withdrawal of Therapy
(Reviewers:; EuropeanHeart RhythmAssociation; Heart Rhythm Society, 2010-10)
The purpose of this Consensus Statement is to focus on implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) deactivation in patients with irreversible or terminal illness. This statement summarizes the opinions of the Task Force ...